I could not find a thread devoted to this subject. Totally surprised (correct me if I am wrong).
So how DOES one light a painting on a wall properly?
Ideally the light:
1) is bright and at some desired temp (no brainer)
2) casts even brightness across the work,
3) not necessarily an expensive installation or involve excessive clutter from hardware e.g. stands, brackets, arms, or supports (and wires....) for the light
4) avoids as much as possible stray distracting bright light hitting the frame and/or the wall surrounding the painting.
I suppose l'm looking for a perfect square stoplight that can be mounted on the end of a slender arm above the work...no larger than say a dollar bill. Not even sure it exists...
Barring that, any suggestions? What do you use?